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Rua Santa Maria 5a, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 225 344 ‎
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Ranked #52 of 430 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Espoo, Finland
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a dinner at Jaquel, where the owner created the atmosphere and also the show in the open kitchen. However, the meal was disappointment, especially compared to the reviews. The limpets were worse than another Santa Maria restaurant and the Emparda meal was big and fatty. The white wine was also below average. We did not have any dessert,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

tiny restaurant "with a character", owner makes a bit of a show and you are basically in a one-room with tables and open kitchen, but the food was good. Not for everybody I suppose, but we liked it.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Small family restaurant which seems to be enjoying its good reputation in guides and internet, small room where cook and his sister prepAre fishes of the day, the kitchen is close to the tables and expect to be welcomed with a greasy and oily smell. The owner is rather grumpy, seems to be part of the show, and we waited... More 

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We saw this place one night and called in for a drink, we thought it was just a bar at first then noticed the menu on the wall so decided to come back for our last nights meal. We are so pleased we did it was the best meal we had. You have to get there early to be sure... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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267 reviews 267 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A small family owned restaurant in the old part of Funchal specialized in fish and some regional sea food. The Lapas are nice and fresh. And the fish is really tasty and well prepared. Don't expect sophistication, just really good food. Very popular among locals.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Good fish and "lapas". Skip the vegetables. Bring your own bread, the restaurant doesn't serve any (to get the good juices from lapas pan).

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We found this restaurant after reading about it in a sunday supplement,it was very small + friendly we couldn't really understand the owner but went with his recommendation it was the best restaurant in Funchal I WOULD RECOMEND IT AS IT WAS VERY FRIENDL PRICED

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The only restaurant on Madeira where guests wait in line for 20 minutes to get in - and yes, it is worth it: Amazing local food, very simple, quite cheap. A must-go restaurant!

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2 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Picked by using trip advisor and is as it says. Very small and busy. Arrived at 7.00pm and were seated straight away. Husband speaks pretty good English and I ordered 2 espada 1 grilled 1 fried with 1 side of vegetables and 1 potatoes. Received 1 larger portion of espada which although meant to be filleted was full of bones... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovley couple handling their guests, it cannot get more authentic than this, count in some waiting time should you not get a table upfont, fresh seafood, very friendly priced.

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Address: Rua Santa Maria 5a, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 291 225 344 ‎
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Cuisine: Portuguese

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